Global Business and Politics - from a Diplomat's Perspective
Ahmad Farooq (Former Secretary to President of Pakistan; and a seasoned Trade Diplomat having served in the Far East and in numerous global trade forums) will share his 30 years of experience on how government-to-government business is facilitated, the long-term consequences that diplomats need to consider when facilitating commerce and trade, and most importantly the regional and global political realities that shape a government's economic decisions.
Former Diplomat and Bureaucrat
Government of Pakistan
Speaker Video Introduction:
Ahmad Farooq is the Former Secretary to President of Pakistan; a seasoned Trade Diplomat having served in Singapore, Seoul, Brunei and Manilla; former Joint Secretary to Ministries of Trade, Commerce, Industries and Finance; and an academic in the field of Global Business and Management. Ahmad Farooq brings with him over 30 years experience in navigating the domestic, regional and international stage to advance the business, trade and commercial interests of Pakistan. In our talk with Mr. Farooq, we will learn from him the key principles and approaches that diplomats need to consider when facilitating government-to-government business dialogue and how a government needs to think beyond short-term profit and revenue when making economic decisions on behalf of its people.